Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Erasmus Mundus action aims at fostering excellence and worldwide internationalisation of higher education institutions via study programmes – at Master course level – jointly delivered and jointly recognised by higher education institutions (HEIs) established in Europe, and open to institutions in other countries of the world. 

The EMJM supports high-level integrated transnational study programmes at Master level delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) from different countries worldwide and, where relevant, other educational and/or non-educational partners with specific expertise and interest in the concerned study areas/professional domains.  

EMJMs are programmes of excellence and should contribute to the integration and internationalisation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The specificity of EMJMs lies in the high degree of jointness/integration among the participating institutions and the excellence of their academic content.

Objectives of the EMJM
The EMJM aims to enhance the attractiveness and excellence of European higher education in the world and attract talent to Europe, through a combination of:

  • institutional academic cooperation to showcase European excellence in higher education, and  
  • individual mobility for all students taking part in the EMJM, with EU-funded scholarships for the best students applying

Information for organisations

In order to be eligible for an Erasmus grant, project proposals for Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters must comply with the following criteria:

Who can apply?
The applicants (coordinator and full partners) must be legal entities:

  • higher education institutions (HEIs), established in an EU Member State, third country associated to the Programme or in an eligible third country not associated to the Programme.        

HEIs established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).

An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs from third countries not associated to the Programme, but they will have to commit to its principles.

Associations or organisations of HEIs, public or private organisations (including their affiliated entities) that contribute directly and actively to the delivery of EMJM (Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters), established in an EU Member State, third country associated to the Programme or in an eligible third country not associated to the Programme, may also participate but not as coordinator.    

Additionally, the EMJM study programme may also benefit from the involvement of associated partners (optional).

Proposals are submitted to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency in response to its annual calls for proposals.

Details HERE.

Information for students

In an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programme, students are doing their courses in at least two HEIs and are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree. Students apply directly on the consortia's website. Based on competition principles, a joint commision of the consortium is conducting the selection process. 

The list of the EMJMD programmes is available HERE.